6 Delays For (Short) Days

A hallmark staple in countless guitarist’s toolkits, the A/DA STD-1 Stereo Tapped Delay is now available in all major native formats. Featuring a great selection of six delays, versatile LFO and modulation controls and the incredibly useful flexible panning, this is the delay to use when it comes to getting a richer guitar sound or adding life to vocals and much more! Emulated by Brainworx from the legendary rack hardware unit, the digital version of the A/DA STD-1 is a meticulously crafted recreation that can tackle all of your ultra-short delay needs. The A/DA STD-1 is a tapped delay, meaning that it has multiple delay outputs at enharmonic taps in the MN3011 bucket-brigade delay (BBD). It was originally designed for multi-voiced modulated delays (chorus, flange), doubling, ambience effects, and crude reverb.

Dive Inside

One of the cool features is the bucket-brigade delay circuit that provides a unique way to add extra width and rich depth to your tracks, no matter what they may be. It’s all too easy to create lush soundscapes in your mixes or dial in unique spatial effects if that is what you are after. In case you are looking for more polished vocal tracks, the A/DA STD-1 offers tunable doubling and sweet chorusing. Take your vocal tracks to the finish line and upgrade your flat mono tracks to wide stereo sounds. This is what the STD-1 bucket-brigade delay circuit was made for!

Maximum Versatility

Now you can easily set the delay time and each additional tap will be adjusted to an offsetting value. This is an excellent way to create echoes and short reverb tones with rhythmically overlapping taps. Looking to define the stereo field over time? Route each tap independently to the left or right channels or go for further timbral enhancement by using feedback with a handy Regeneration section. And while it will work great on whatever you decide to use it on, the one special instrument which the A/DA STD-1 shines on is guitar. You can create a really gorgeous sound by tweaking the onboard analog delay and modulation tones. Everyone from Jimmie Vaughan, Kirk Hammett, Bill Connors to jazz fusion visionary Allan Hodsworth used the original A/DA STD-1 to handle their delay tasks and shape the detail in their sound.

On top of the luxurious delay possibilities, the A/DA STD-1 further pushes the envelope even further with the dual LFO circuit that offers an adjustable sweep rate. Here you can get creative and easily modulate the wet signal and arrive at some interesting opportunities for layering sounds and adding natural space in your mix.


  • Six variable delay taps, each with independent stereo assignment
  • Flexible feedback module produces ‘Regeneration’ from one of three taps
  • Powerful Delay section with internal modulation controls and precise mix parameters
  • Independent Dry/Wet mix control for each stereo output
  • Internal soft peak limiter option for feedback module (not on original hardware)
  • Simulated noise floor control allows full hardware artifact or completely clean sound

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Romesh Dodangoda

    Romesh Dodangoda

    Motörhead, Bring Me The Horizon, Funeral For A Friend, Twin Atlantic

    The ADA Stereo Delay is a plugin that is brilliant for when I need to make sound wide. Even on the default setting, it adds an amazing stereo feel to any mono source! I love it on lead vocal and… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Love it!

    by Dave
    I loved this one from the moment I tried it! Doesn't hurt that the price was right, unlike the UAD copy....
    Give it a go!
  • ADA STD-1

    by Erik Dangenoir (Cercl'oeil Prodctions-CEO/Founder):INSANASOMNIA, Imaginary-Steps...
    Incredible !
  • great flanger / chorus / stereo widener

    by Max
    using this on back vocals, stereo guitars, guitar solos, bass. didn't expect much at all and was pleasantly suprprised. instant buy. it's different to any other short delays and stereoizers, sounds… Read More
  • Simply awesome

    by Luke Mornay
    Thanks to Brainworx and PA for bringing this gem to life and our attention. I simply don't mix anymore without this tool, it helps you create some room for your most important elements in the most… Read More
  • Crazy good on drums but not only

    by Krikor
    If you wanna go for dub crazy 80s drums sound this is it! I love this FX. Don't expect you classic delay. It actually works good on anything.


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 14 down to macOS 11
Windows 11 down to Windows 10

Intel, or Apple Silicon

x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM


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STD-1 Stereo Tapped Delay

ADA STD-1 Stereo Tapped Delay - Changelog

Version 1.5.1 (Oct 9, 2023)
- General: fixed CPU spikes on Mac OS

Version 1.5.0 (Aug 15, 2023)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for AAX
- General: added macOS Ventura support
- General: improved plugin loading time in the DAW
- General: fixed issue causing Logic to crash when closing the plugin UI
- General: improved font drawing behavior

Version 1.4 (Mar 15, 2022)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for VST3, VST2 and AU
- General: added macOS Monterey support
- General: added Windows 11 and Windows 10 21H1 support
- General: discontinued Windows 7 support
- General: discontinued macOS 10.9 and 10.11 support
- General: fixed metering behavior in block sizes of 2048 samples and higher

Version 1.3 (Mar 22, 2021)
- General: Compatibility with Logic on Apple Silicon devices via the Rosetta-2 layer
- General: Fixed possible artefacts when freezing or bouncing tracks in Pro Tools
- General: Fixed automation highlighting disappearing in Studio One
- General: Improved license dialog visibility in dark mode

Version 1.2 (May 27, 2020)
- General: Qualified for use with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update
- General: VST3: Fixed potential hangs in a DAW upon loading
- General: Fixed logical issues in undo / redo behavior
- General: Fixed UI resizing issues in Ableton Live on Windows
- General: Fixed audio processing initialization issues on amp and delay products
- Added AAX DSP format

Version 1.1 (Nov 06, 2019)
- General: Qualified for use with macOS 10.15 Catalina
- General: Qualified for use with Windows 10 November 2019 Update
- General: Fixed plugin validation in Logic under macOS Catalina
- General: Fixed preset name restore in Logic when reopening a session
- General: Fixed opening authorization dialog triggering automation
- General: Improved instantiation times for plugins
- General: Improved license functionality and branding for subscription
- General: Removed 32-bit support on macOS and Windows

Version 1.0 (Jul 19, 2019)
- Initial release